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Definition of "coomb" [coomb]

  • An old English measure of corn (e.g., wheat), equal to half a quarter or 4 bushels. Also comb. (noun)
  • Alternative spelling of combe. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "coomb" in a sentence
  • "The Treasury lawyers need to go through the pension contract with a fine tooth coomb and find a get out clause."
  • "Her triumph over obstacles ranging from the pedestrian to the inconvenient (growing up in the richest city in the world, attending law school, and having a disease the treatment of which was discovered more than 40 years ago), has created what will be a short lived coomb-bye-yaa with most of the major voting blocs in the country."
  • "The OED defines “coomb” both as a boiling receptacle and as “a sharp and steep ravine where streams all rush downhill”."